Melissa Gaskill

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'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

7 Photo Tips for Capturing Epic Lava Shots 100% In-Camera

CJ Kale and Nick Selway long ago fell in love with Hawaii and founded Lava Light, a photography gallery focused on capturing the ever-changing …

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ListenUp

This week, we check in with Dubai-based Brownbook magazine in celebration of the mix of "legends and underground heroes" included in their current music issue. In addition to a pull-out songbook featuring sheet music from classic Egyptian songstress Umm Kulthum, the informative issue features the …

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

Extremely Rare Velvet Underground Acetate Once Sold for $25,200 Is Going Back to Auction

In 2002, Sunset Rubdown's merch guy bought a record on a New York street for 75 cents. It turned out to be an extremely rare Velvet Underground acetate from 1966 featuring early versions of songs that would end up on <i>The</i> <i>Velvet Underground & Nico</i>. Only two copies are known to exist. In 2006, Hill …

Snake Species That Went Missing For 78 Years Is Found

A species of snake that was thought to have gone missing for nearly 80 years — or never to have existed in the first place — has been found.<p>The Clarion nightsnake, named for the island it inhabits off Mexico's Pacific coast, had been identified only once, back in 1936 by naturalist William Beebe.<p>He …

New Study Strengthens Gut Bacteria-Autism Link

New research adds more strength to the potential link between gut bacteria and autism.<p>In a small study, researchers from Arizona State University found evidence that gut bacteria may differ between children with and without autism.<p>Specifically, the researchers found that the fecal concentrations of …

The Top 10 New Species Scientists Found In 2013

The list, assembled annually since 2008, is intended to draw attention to the fact that researchers continue to discover new species. Nearly 18,000 were identified in 2013, adding to the 2 million known to science.<p>Olinguito<i>(Bassaricyon neblina)</i><br>• Kaweesak's Dragon Tree<i>(Dracaena kaweesakii)</i><br>• ANDRILL …

Wormhole Time Travel: Cambridge Physicist Proposes Possibility Of Sending Messages Through Time

A Cambridge scientist has published a paper which might contain a theoretical method to send messages backwards in time.<p>But, look - before anyone …

Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors

Success can be both a blessing and a curse. While a well-received build can put a custom shop on the map, it can just as easily lock them into a certain style. Not ideal in an industry where progression is key.<p>This is the position that Jose and Tito of Maccomotors found themselves in not too long …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

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Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

Oh, to be a lucid dreamer!<p>To be fast asleep at 3:30 a.m. and then realize: I'm in a dream. I can walk up these stairs, jump off the porch and start flying. Why not? It's a dream.<p>Lucid dreams have lit up the big screen in movies, such as Pan's Labyrinth and <i>Inception</i>. But the ability to control …

Stars play a game of cosmic catch, create rare magnetar

When a star that's 40 times larger than our own sun collapses, scientists expect it to form a black hole. But in the Westerlund 1 star cluster, located 16,000 light years away in the constellation Ara, a star that size collapsed and formed what is known as a magnetar, a type of neutron star with a …

Firefox will begrudgingly support new DRM standards as Flash & Silverlight die off

Facing pressure from content owners and competing browsers, Mozilla today detailed plans to support digital-rights management (DRM) technology natively in Firefox.<p>Five years ago, this wouldn’t have happened. We’ll get to why in a moment.<p>Key to the issue is Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, two …

Samsung expected to launch its Google Glass competitor in September

An anonymous Samsung source has told Business Korea that the company is preparing to reveal its Google Glass competitor towards the end of the year. …

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Fixing Shadows and Highlights with Lightroom

<i>Editors</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Clubs picks of the week

Fabriclive, London<p>As proprietors of grime label and club night Butterz, Elijah and Skilliam set up their operation even as the style was getting tattered by scene beefs, the return of house and garage, and the crisis that came when it didn't go as mainstream as everyone expected. But they asserted …

LeMons Real Hoopties of New Jersey Inspections: Pinto Beans VW, Rover 3500, and Many Penalty Laps

As we’ve seen in past years, the Real Hoopties of New Jersey 24 Hours of LeMons race, held at New Jersey Motorsports Park, this part of the country gives us lots of BMW 2002s, lots of BMW E30s, lots of Volvo 240s, lots of nowhere-near-500-buck cars… and some excellent British machinery. Here’s what …

Twitter improves password-reset options, cracks down on suspicious logins

Almost a year after rolling out two-factor authentication for verifying your logins, Twitter is announcing another welcome security update. This time, it's an improved password-reset process and a smarter system for identifying suspicious logins. The new password-reset process is especially useful; …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

A long exposure image of embers flying off burnt out trees following the wind driven wildfire in the mountain area near Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California. (Stuart Palley—EPA) To see more of @TIME's best photos of the week visit time.com

Sixteen Candles Turns 30: Where Are the Stars Now?

It was bracing a few years back, at least for those of us of a certain age, to see Molly Ringwald cast as a grandmother on TV’s <i>The Secret Life of the</i> …